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Lodato Creative is proud to present CAFÉ SOCIETY, a new pop standard and light jazz music group playing venues in and around Florence, Italy.

Formed as a response to the demand for more pop and musical theatre programs, CAFÉ SOCIETY combines the talents of a musical theatre professional and an accomplished music director and pianist.

 

Featuring standards from the Great American Songbook, Broadway and cabaret speciality pieces, CAFÉ SOCIETY is a nod to the style of Sinatra, Bublé and Bennett. Composers include George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer, Richard Rodgers, and Lerner and Lowe with a mix of Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Loyd Weber. Examples from the repertoire are “Embraceable You,” I’ve Got A Crush On You,” “The Nearness of You,” and “Someone To Watch Over Me.”

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CAFÉ SOCIETY

Formed as a response to the demand for more pop and musical theatre programs, CAFÉ SOCIETY combines the talents of a musical theatre professional and an accomplished music director and pianist.

Vincenzo Lodato

Vincenzo has performed in New York, Los Angeles, Palm Springs and Santa Barbara. His favourite roles include: “Tony” in WEST SIDE STORY, “George” in SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, “Curly” in OKLAHOMA, “The Prince” in INTO THE WOODS,  “Paul in COMPANY, “Nick” in BABY, “ZaZa/Albin” in LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, “Perchik” in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, “Street Singer” in THREE PENNY OPERA, and especially, “Dancing Gorilla” in CABARET. 

 

Having a passion for the arts and theater, he co-founded and served as Managing Director of the Contemporary Theatre of Santa Barbara for many years, where he produced many musical theatre productions such as Stephen Sondheim’s COMPANY, AN AMERICAN CANTATA and the West Coast Premiere of Neil Simon and Marvin Hamlisch’s THE GOODBYE GIRL – The Musical. He has also executive-produced productions that included: THE ACADEMY AWARDS NIGHT BEFORE PARTY with the Motion Picture and Television Fund, THE GQ MAN OF THE YEAR AWARDS with MTV and GQ MAGAZINE, AN EVENING WITH TAB HUNTER, SOMETHING SPECIAL: The Lyrical Life of Billy Barnes starring Nancy Dussault as well as WHO WANTS TO LIVE IN NEW YORK? Starring Joyce DeWitt.

 

His career has spanned diverse industries having held creative executive positions at Universal Studios,Warner Bros./New Line Cinema, Disney, FAO Schwarz, Mattel and GQ Magazine / Conde Nast Publications. 

Matteo Londero

Matteo Londero, is a pianist who has been working mainly with opera singers since 2018.

 

He is a Mascarade Opera Studio Artist in Florence and collaborates frequently with the Theatre La Fenice in Venice, with which he was repetiteur and harpsichordist for a baroque opera in October 2021.

 

He is also a documentary and advertisement composer. He won prizes in various piano and chamber music competitions, the last one being the Malta International Piano Competition.

 

In his academic years, he has been selected to study with the great pianist and teacher Benedetto Lupo, in the prestigious Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, and in the Czech Republic with Lukas Michel and Eugen Indjic.

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